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Re: PLATER
« Reply #9 on: Monday 05 June 17 22:14 BST (UK) »
http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/articles/Walsall/industry1.htm
If father and son worked for the same factory it is possible that a plater made some specialised piece of horse harness.
Mike

Plater, close (carriages, harness, etc.); brass plater, harness plater; covers ornamental and bright metal parts of carriages, harness, buckles, etc., with coat of silver, or nickel foil; cuts foil to shape with shears, tins surface of metal part to be covered by dipping in molten tin. places foil over tinned surface and applies hot soldering iron to cause it to adhere; trims and finishes with file. "A Dictionary of Occupational Terms"

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 06 June 17 06:00 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much for all the interesting information about the occupation of a plater! I will be in Walsall in two weeks time and am planning to visit the Leather museum. Christina

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Re: PLATER
« Reply #11 on: Monday 11 February 19 23:07 GMT (UK) »
Christina,
Do you know David Tonks from Walsall? I am Angie, his daughter.
Angie

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Re: PLATER
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 13:44 GMT (UK) »
There was an earlier reference to the railway.  You may be thinking of ‘platelayer’, someone who looked after the track.

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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 16:22 GMT (UK) »
There was an earlier reference to the railway.  You may be thinking of ‘platelayer’, someone who looked after the track.
The profession of my ancestor Samuel Ketland in 1839 was described as plater. What does this mean? I am grateful for any explanation. Christina

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Re: PLATER
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 19:42 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the information about the profession of a plater.
To Angie Tonks - what a surprise! Could you please send me a personal message? I have met your parents about 10 years ago when I started to research my English Family history. We share the same ancestors - the eldest ancestors in my Family tree are Charles and Sophia Tonks who married in Handsworth in 1810. Christina

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Re: PLATER
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 21:20 GMT (UK) »
Christina,
I am trying to work out how to use this site... I have to post three times before I can use PM... I will try to find somewhere else to post and then I will PM you! Angie

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Re: PLATER
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 21:28 GMT (UK) »
Christina,
I give up! This is a serious site and I am probably annoying people - angie.clarke@sky.com.
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